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RPL Recipe Club – October 2023

For October’s edition of #RPLRecipeClub, we’re making one of my favorite warming fall soups.

And our prize is one of the best (and easiest ways) to level up your cooking—a 12-piece set from my favorite spice brand!

For this month’s #RPLRecipeClub, savor the exquisite flavors of my Thai Pumpkin Soup. It’s a culinary journey to Thailand in a bowl – creamy and bursting with the warmth of winter squash, aromatic spices, and vibrant herbs. Get ready to experience the most flavor-packed soup ever!

Table of Contents
1. What is the RPL Recipe Club?
2. Last Month’s Winner
3. October 2023 Recipe
4. October 2023 Prize
5. Details and FAQ

What is the RPL Recipe Club?

Each month, I’ll choose one Rainbow Plant Life recipe that anyone in the RPL community can choose to make. 

You can make it just for fun OR you can enter to win an amazing prize each month! This month’s prize is listed below.

How to participate:

Participating couldn’t be easier! Just follow these steps:

  • Sign up for the Rainbow Plant Life newsletter (only newsletter subscribers are eligible to win the monthly prize, though you can of course still participate without being signed up).
  • Make this month’s recipe, take a picture of it, and email it to me at with the subject line “Recipe Club” by 11:59pm on October 30th. By sending your picture in via email, you’ll be entered to win a prize. 

At the end of each month, we will randomly select a winner and share our favorite photos here!

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Join the RPL Recipe Club!

    Last Month’s Winner

    The winner of the September 2023 RPL Recipe Club is Dasha Annina!

    Congratulations, Dasha, and thank you to everyone who entered September’s contest. I had so much fun seeing all of your entries and I’m already looking forward to this month’s contest.

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    October 2023 Recipe: Thai Pumpkin Soup!

    Embrace pumpkin season with open arms and savor this exquisite Thai Pumpkin Soup. It features everything you love about cozy comfort food in one bowl!

    backlit angle of a bowl of thai pumpkin soup with a piece of toasted bread dunking in to show its creamy texture.

    Bursting with proper Thai flavors, this gourmet pumpkin soup is surprisingly easy. It’s made with roasted winter squash, a bundle of aromatics, spices, and coconut milk. Blend them all together and you have a rich and indulgent soup that will keep you coming back for more.

    The best part is it only gets better with time. Let the soup chill in the fridge overnight, then dig into the best leftovers you’ll ever have the next day.

    This Thai Pumpkin Soup is naturally vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free, making it a versatile and allergen-friendly choice for all!

    Pro-tip: this recipe is on the spicy side but you can adjust the heat to your liking by adding less curry paste.

    Thai Pumpkin Soup

    This Thai Pumpkin Soup gives you a gourmet Thai experience without any of the extra work. It’s creamy, easy to make, and layered with winter squash, warm and spicy aromatics, and bold spices and herbs. Quite possibly the most flavorful soup you’ll ever try!
    Check out this recipe
    three bowls of thai pumpkin soup garnished with chiles and thai basil on a brown table.

    October 2023 Prize:

    This month, we’re delighted to give away the Burlap and Barrel 12-spice Fundamentals Collection!

    Burlap and barrel 12-spice gift set giveaway graphic.

    Enter this month’s #RPLRecipeClub for a chance to win a set of single-origin spices from Burlap & Barrel, a social enterprise that works directly with smallholder farmers around the world the source incredible spices.

    This gift box features 12 full-size jars of spices that you should always keep within reach. Use these to instantly kick up the flavor of your everyday cooking. I’m a big fan of Burlap and Barrel’s spices, and I use them on a weekly basis.

    A note for international readers: Due to the exorbitant cost of international shipping, we can only ship the above prize within the 48 contiguous United States. However, you can still enter to win if you live elsewhere. If your entry is selected as the winner, we’ll send you a payment of $100 in lieu of the prize. Payment will be sent via PayPal.

    Other important details and FAQ

    Can I make modifications to the recipe and still enter?

    Absolutely! But your entry won’t count if you use any kind of animal product – Rainbow Plant Life is a vegan blog, after all!

    How old do I need to be to participate?

    You must be at least 18 years old to participate.

    I don’t live in the United States. Can I still enter?

    Yes! You can still enter the monthly contest, with a caveat.

    Due to the exorbitant cost of shipping, we can only ship the above prize within the 48 contiguous United States. However, you can still enter to win if you live elsewhere. If your entry is selected as the winner, we’ll send you a payment of $100 in lieu of the prize. Payment will be sent via PayPal.

    How is the winner chosen? 

    We’ll choose the winner at random (based on email entries). The quality of your photography is not a factor but we encourage you to try to make your photos look nice anyways!

    I’m looking forward to seeing this month’s entries!



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    4 comments on RPL Recipe Club – October 2023

    1. Taylor Welch

      Loved this soup! I had never cooked with lime leaves before and they just had this incredible scent and flavor. I went to my local asian market for the lime leaves and the Thai basil, but I could not find the recommended red curry paste anywhere, so I’ll have to see if I can order that online for next time. The soup is warm (a little spicy) and complex in taste, cozy, and soooo good. I will definitely make this again!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        We’re over the moon to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Taylor. Thanks for your kind words!

    2. Terry Barnett

      It’s certainly 5 stars!!
      I loved this recipe! I was worried it was going to be too spicy but it was perfect! The blend of spices was divine.

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Thanks for the lovely review, Terry! :)

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